Posts tagged: social-networking

The fun Self-Viraling skill for the Social Media professional

By , March 28, 2009 11:39 am

RMIT Vietnam Alumni System public version V2

By , February 9, 2009 2:47 pm

How to explain Twitter to your purely-business peers in less than 10 minutes

By , December 14, 2008 11:50 pm

Three sexy types of Social Networking Sites: Ego-Centric, Relationship-Centric and Content-Centric

By , December 11, 2008 1:37 am

3 major types of Social Networking Sites

Bibliography: TanNg, Vài gợi ý cho người dùng mạng xã hôi ở Việt nam

Social Media Timeline

By , December 7, 2008 1:17 am

Social Media timeline

Danah M. Boyd
& Nicole B. Ellison, Social Network Sites: Definition, History, and Scholarship

How many friends have you added? What do you do when you hit the cap?

By , August 18, 2008 11:55 pm

Yahoo! Messenger screenshot

In Vietnam where I’m living, Yahoo! Messenger is the most popular IM service. Like most Vietnamese, I started communicating through IM with Yahoo! Messenger.

In 2006, my account has reached its maximum number of friends an account can add: 300.

My Yahoo! 360, Yahoo’s blogger service also limits to 300 and I always have a hard time managing my friend list. I had to work around by configuring registry to allow multiple Y!M instances to run at once.

So my concern when registering for any social network or IM service is the maximum number of friends an account can add.

And here’s the current data:


5,000 for Facebook. This is sufficient for me, till now.

Windows Live Messenger screenshot

600 for Windows Live Messenger. Still not enough, as my connections now have passed 1,000.

300 for Yahoo! Messenger and Yahoo! 360. I can’t live with this cap.

Gtalk screenshot

No statistics for Gtalk

Yahoo! 360plus Vietnam logo

1,000 for Yahoo! 360plus Vietnam. However, “add friend” in this service doesn’t work in the standard way since friend adding is one-way: doesn’t require confirmation, doesn’t show vice versa.

2,000 for Twitter. I haven’t planned to reach that number just yet.

So what platform are you on? Have you reached the cap in your friend list? If yes, what have you done to solve the issue?

Zing Mail Beta, unlimited storage, 30Mb attachment

By , August 7, 2008 12:13 pm

Eventually after aggressively penetrating Vietnam market with a lot of properties such as the colorful Zing portal, the controversial Zing chat and the very successful social-networking site Yobanbe, Zing MP3…, Zing is preparing to roll out Email service.

Zing Mail Beta

  • 30Mb attachment, 3 times as much as that of Yahoo! Mail
  • Server in Vietnam so bottle-neck effect is eliminated.

Through a short interview with Zing team’s Chief Developer, I learned that the following will be supported

  • Unlimited storage
  • POP3
  • Screen capture
  • e-cards
  • Music embed. This is a smart move to integrate with products together.

When I logged in using Safari, the message “System is busy” pops out. I retried with Firefox and it went well. The message looks like a facade to the incompatibility of many browsers.

My prediction is that many users will utilize this service as a music-sharing channel.

Will you explore this email service?

Reading list: Social Graph

By , August 4, 2008 1:52 pm

“Hello my LinkedIn friend…

Have you got a MySpace profile? Yes? Good…

Have you got a Facebook profile? Yes? Good…

Some of your old friends are still using Xanga? Yes?…

Great! I’ve got you on Twitter now…”

And I just read your blog on Blogger and viewed your profile. It was inspiring…

By the way, I heard that you were planning to move to the office in EU, thus thinking about creating a Xing account…

Are you tired? I mean are you tired of managing all these profiles? When you need to update one detail, do you feel the pain to go to each and every site to update your profiles?

One solution has the potential to solve this issue: Social Graph.

Social Network on Wikipedia

Start by reading the next current wave of this here:

Brad Fitzpatrick, Social Grapth

Alex Iskold, Social Graph: Concepts and Issues

Jeremiah Owyang, Explaining what the “Social Graph” is to your Executives

Dan Farber, Facebook’s Zuckerberg uncorks the social graph

Tai Tran's Choices (and dilemma) of Media

By , July 30, 2008 4:07 pm
Service vs. Service I choose: Why? But…
Self-hosted WordPress vs. Self-hosted WordPress Branding & Plugins
Facebook vs. MySpace Facebook Facebook is more organized vs. diigo diigo Web high-lighting My community is on
Twitter vs. Plurk Plurk Timeline GUI My community is on Twitter
Digg vs. reddit vs. Mixx Mixx Less hostile toward content creators
Yahoo! Mail vs. Gmail vs. Hotmail Yahoo! Mail is easier to remember for my connections I really want to use Gmail
Yahoo! Messenger vs. Windows Live Messenger vs. Gtalk Windows Live Messenger Twice the maximum number of friends one account can add compared to that of Y!M is easier to remember for my connections

What is your choice of media channel? Do you have dilemmas of choosing them?

Facebook vs. Orkut in Photo sharing

By , July 28, 2008 1:37 am

I admit that what kept me on Facebook for so long is its ability to host photos. I’m really happy how Photos and Photo upload work in Facebook.

The only thing I don’t like about it is that it auto-resizes photos to 604px width.

I don’t use MySpace, unfortunately.

The third most popular social networking site is Orkut, and I have some friends there.

I’ll just make a comparison on my most frequently used feature: Photo sharing.

Service Quantity Limit Capacity Limit Resize Allowed formats Tagging
Facebook Unlimited albums
60 photos per album
None Width 604px JPG, PNG, GIF Yes,
with better usability
Orkut 10,000 photos
100 photos per album
None Width 800px JPG, PNG, GIF Yes

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